Governors Handicap Next Suffolk Stake: Forty-One Named for Mile Event; Gloucester Purse Featured Today, Daily Racing Form, 1949-05-02


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Governors Handicap Next Suffolk Stake Forty-One Named for Mile Event; Gloucester Purse Featured Today SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., April 30. — The ,500 Governors Handicap at one mile, second on the Suffolk Downs stakes agenda, is the main attraction as the East Boston course enters its first full week of the 1949 racing season Monday. Forty-one nominations for the Governors were filed by closing time on April 18, the majority of whom are already stabled on the grounds. Weights for the fixture will be released by racing secretary John P. Turner, Sr., on Tuesday and a large field is expected to accept the issue. Top contributor to the Governors Handicap is H. Guy Bedwell, who has named a trio, Daily Dip, Supper Date and Torchator. Many of the nominations named two eligibles. In this group are Alfred G. Vanderbilts Loser Weeper and Halconero; Mrs. Rea E. Warners Make-Up Man and King Rhymer; Mar let Stables Sneak and Column; Anthony Cataldos Paper Mill and Daring Mate. Fantasy Farms Grand Entry and Spiteful Sue; Honeywell Farms Dole and Mesmer, and D. A. Rosenbaums American Glory and Reborn. Included in the line-up for next Saturdays stake are two former winners, Reynolds Bros. Mr. Chairman, the 1947 winner through a disqualification, and last years winner, George Babins Dockstader, who will be seeking his second triumph. Mondays program offers a mile and one-sixteenth feature, styled the Gloucester, which has attracted seven middle distance runners performing for six different interests. Cherry Oca Stable has named First Nighter and Flying Mile. First Nighter, who has been running with the best handicap stars in the East since his Florida campaign, appears in a very good spot to inaugurate his 1949 New England appearance. The four-year-old son of Eight Thirty was outclassed in his race against My Request, Vulcans Forge and others in the Excelsior Handicap at Jamaica, but off the route affairs turned in at Hialeah Park and Gulfstream this colt should encounter little trouble handling the assignment in the Gloucester. The stablemate, Flying Mile, defeated ,500 claimers in his Jamaica" finale before shipping here. Should the stable decide to start the Milkman gelding, he can not be overlooked. The others in the Gloucester are C. F. Herrmanns Joe Olsan, beaten favorite in his last at Bowie on April 9; Mrs. R. C. Hodges First Pebble; W. W. Waters Sassy s King; H. Guy Bedwells Supper Date, and Honeywell Farms Mesmer. Mesmer, who established a good record in New England last fall, has only been postward twice since that campaign and on both occasions appeared in need of the race. At Gulfstream Park, the Honeywell racer showed signs of returning to his top form and Monday may be the time. First Pebble won a class "C" handicap at Tan-foran last November, but has shown nothing in this three starts in 1949. Sassy s King will be making his 1949 debut, while Supper Date hasnt shown enough this year to give him a chance against the top contenders here. The supporting fifth event on Mondays card, a six-furlong allowance number, has lured nine better-than-average sprinters. The dash has such eligibles as Honeywell Farms Dole and Good Egg; D. A. Rosenbaums Friendly Frank, Marlet Stables Sneak and Mort Stuarts Best Doings. Good Egg was a recent purchase from Alfred G. Vanderbilt and will be making his initial start under the new ownership. Sneak and Best Doings were declared from todays Paul Revere Handicap in favor of this event.

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